Grand Ole Opry To Make Debut At CRS 2013

Grand Ole Opry To Make Debut At CRS 2013

Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Vince Gill
and others to perform


(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 7, 2013) Country Radio Seminar has announced that a performance of country music’s most famous show, the Grand Ole Opry,
will kick-off CRS 2013 on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The event will
be held inside the Performance Hall at the Nashville Convention Center.

Artists confirmed to perform are Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Vince Gill along with Dustin Lynch and Scotty McCreery
Additional performers will be released in the coming weeks.  The
two-hour event will commence at 7 p.m., immediately following the annual
CRS Artist/Attendee Welcome Reception. All CRS attendees can attend.

The Opry,
radio’s longest-running program, has only rarely staged shows outside
its regular program schedule and its permanent home (the Grand Ole Opry
House) or its winter residence (Ryman Auditorium). Past Opry
performances played outside the show’s home venues include performances
staged at prestigious theaters such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and
the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

 
“Every week, the Grand Ole Opry showcases an unforgettable,
one-of-a-kind mix of country music’s new stars, superstars, and legends
for country music fans from around the world. We’re excited to deliver a
special show featuring some of radio’s biggest current hit-makers who
are also some of the most popular artists who visit our stage for all
our friends in country radio when CRS returns to town next month,” said
Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher.

The show is sponsored by Humana’s
My Well-Being.

Bill Mayne, CRS Executive Director, notes “This marks the first time in
the history of the seminar, which is over 40 years, that we welcome the
Grand Ole Opry to our stage. It has been a long time coming, but will
be well worth the wait,” adding, “My thanks to Pete Fisher and the Opry
staff for allowing me to present this show on the opening night of CRS
2013, as both events are such a great fit for each other.”

CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – Mar. 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. Register for the event at
www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

About Country Radio Seminar:
Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and
promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country
music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country
radio.  CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013, in downtown
Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center.  $499 Registration
is now available.  Visit
www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information.

About the Grand Ole Opry: The
Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from
Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating 87 years of entertainment, the Opry can be
heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and
opry.com.
The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country
radio stations across America. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman
Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit
opry.com.

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